Set 1: Cumberland Blues, Estimated Prophet, Hard To Handle, I'm A King Bee, Hell In A Bucket, Bertha, Promised Land
Set 2: Morning Dew, Born Cross Eyed > St. Stephen > Eyes of the World > Drums > Space > Help on the Way > Slipnot > Franklins Tower
E: Touch of Grey
Original seed discs via Ruth and Dylan.
This represents a repair of a prior seeded SHN file set for this show. The original seed had 4 minor problems:
1. Sector boundary errors on the last track of each disc.
2. Dropout during the d1t01 @ 1:39 - which has been removed.
3. Approximately 4dB level difference between sets 1 and 2 (quieter). I applied a 3.5 dB gain to the entire second set after repairing as described below.
4. The original seed had 15/1000 of a second drop-outs within 1-2 seconds of each track marker. These were on the master discs. In some instances this was audible as a "tape flaking" type of sound. The drop out represented addition of silence sectors, not loss of music data. The dropouts were seamlessly removed using sound forge 5 and the resulting files were combined and retracked using cdwav. These files were then recompressed to seekable shn, SBE-free, and distributed via tol.
The only reason I went to this length on this seed is that it represents the only source so far for this date and it sounds better than the average fall 2002 TOO audience recording...
May 13, 2014 Subject:
This is an underrated tour, IMO. This is probably my favorite post-Jerry show so far. The setlist is amazing on paper and the performance lives up to it.
Herring is a beast, Tedeschi brings the soul, Barraco's voice (and playing) add a lot and Bill and Mickey sounded like the Rhythm Devils. Bob and Phil are Bob and Phil. Chimenti is a bonus.
Estimated at spot #2? Outstanding. With a little more than a week left in the tour, the band is tight throughout. The house mix was great, Bob was loud and this recording captures it. Definitely a recording where the audience contributes to the excitement/feel.
Check out the serious jam on St Stephen. Tight but also exploratory. This is the stuff. Yeah, probably not my first choice for encore, but this song has regained some of its original feel over the years in a bittersweet way. I'm stingy with the 5 stars, but this show/recording earns it.